Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli - -Constant struggle for power-2 main...

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Niccolo Machiavelli -Liberalism and Marxism are generated during the Renaissance -Machiavelli began with skepticism, which was later evolved into Liberalism by Locke & Smith (they did so during the Enlightenment) -Later there was a split in Liberalism (Classic Liberalism and U.S. Conservatism) -Thomas More began utopianism, which was later evolved into Marxism -Machiavelli accepted man to be self-seeking - Concerned with how men do live , as opposed to how they ought to -Not concerned with justice, right and wrong, but how men actually behave -Machiavelli invented “ modern thought -During the time of a very disjointed Italy, which could not fend off foreign invasion -Machiavelli’s observation of politics
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Unformatted text preview: -Constant struggle for power-2 main weapons to combat the struggle for power-Law: use wise laws to persuade men, and incur cooperation-Force: compel men-A rule done by law is better, but a ruler must be able to exercise force when needed-Ordinary people :-Dont kill, steal, lie, etc.-Prince :-Responsible for order, and must be able to exercise this power as stated previously-Raison detat: effectively exercise power Machiavelli as the progenitor of Liberalism:-How to control/regulate power-Problem: guide a self-interested society into stability-Essential equality of all people: all are equal in their self-interest-Founder of a skeptical interpretation of politics...
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